Charity Porn Site Can’t Find Anyone To Take Its Money

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Charity Porn Site Can’t Find Anyone To Take Its Money

The average person’s perception of the adult industry tends to be linked to exploitation and degradation. Some of that reputation may have been earned in the past, but just like there’s a dodgy side to any profession, there’s also a positive and altruistic side that many fail to notice.

The website Hump the Bundle offers a “pay what you want” system where users can name their own price to download a shitload of adult content — both video and pictures — from some of the best independent porn sites on the Internet. The allocation of that money is also up to the buyer. The site’s “suggested split” gives a large chunk to the content providers, while the rest goes to charity; although users can choose to split it however they feel like — including a bigger cut to charity.

Which charity, you ask? Well, that’s sort of the problem. While Hump the Bundle managed to raise nearly $15,000 for a couple of months of donations, they don’t seem to be able to find charities who will take the money.

The adult industry stigma is heavier than some people realize. Most of the time it’s not even about the charities’ moral standards on taking porn money, but about the institutions they might also be receiving money from, who don’t want to be associated with porn.

Charity doesn’t always come from the most reputable of places, and probably most of these institutions do take money from people and corporations that are significantly more morally questionable than a hard-earned quality porn bundle could ever be, yet these are still influential enough to prevent causes that need the cash to reject donations that come from the sex industry.

The creator of Hump the Bundle, a man who goes by the name of Humpy Leftnut — granted, not the most professionally sounding moniker we’ve heard, but it’s endearing in its own way — understands the problem. “I don’t think charities love the idea of giving money back, and even worse — paying staff members to figure out what money is icky enough to refuse,” Leftnut told Salon, “But they feel they’re put in this situation by their rich and/or religious donors. Why risk it?”

Rare charities have openly welcomed donations. Able Gamers, a non-profit that develops video games for handicapped people is featured on the website. Angels Giving Tree, an organization that gives Christmas gifts to children in need; and — perhaps the one with less to lose — The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, are the exceptions so far.

If you want to donate and are willing to pay a pretty fair amount of money for quality porn, while also giving back to those in need, you can go to their website. Here’s hoping more charities realize this money is probably cleaner than many other donations that claim more “decent” origins.

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